Jenni's Journey

I am an only child who was raised by a single mother. These two facts have shaped who I am quite a bit. I am a typical only child, I don't share well and I am bossy but I am a very independent woman from being raised by a very strong single mother. I grew up in beautiful Colorado with a wonderful extended family. My family has always been the most important element of my life. My grandma was my favorite person in the world. She passed away in 2000 and I miss her every day. I met my best friend in 6th grade, Koni, and we were in joined at the hip, she was the sister I never knew I wanted. I went to Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado and walked away with a husband (hubby #1) and no degree. Divorced hubby #1 in 2001 and met my soul mate that same year.

I met Brian online, he lived in Houston and I lived in Colorado. After a week long trip to Houston to meet him in person we both knew someone would be moving soon! Brian comes from a large family (5 older sisters, yikes!) but was willing and eager to move to Colorado. He moved to Colorado, and into my apartment,  in May 2001 and our courtship began. On November 7, 2003 we were wed in Estes Park, Colorado, in the glory of the Rocky Mountains. On November 9, 2005 our son, Ethan, was born and changed our lives forever.

I have struggled with my weight my whole life and I will be damned if it will get the best of me.  I have never been called "skinny" and let's face it, every fat girl just wants someone to look at her and think in their mind "damn that girl is HOT." At the end of this weight loss journey I will be hot AND healthy. At age 16 I was diagnosed with Diabetes and have been trying to manage that disease ever since. I am hoping that with this weight loss that disease will be in control or even gone.